Tamara Vesel, MD
Rabkin Fellow in Medical Education, 2005-2006
Advanced Fellow in Medical Education, 2008-2009
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Rabkin Fellowship Project:
Emotional impact on residents around the death of pediatric patients
Dr. Tamara Vesel is a pediatric palliative care physician at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital Boston and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vesel completed her undergraduate and medical degrees in Kosice, Slovakia. She finished her pediatric residency training in Slovakia as well as at Tufts New England Medical Center. Dr. Vesel proceeded to do her pediatric critical care fellowship at Yale New Haven Hospital. Meanwhile, she took graduate classes in philosophy and medical ethics at Brown University. Dr. Vesel worked as the medical director of the Intensive Care Unit at Tufts New England Medical Center, where she received a "Teacher of the Year" award and a "Compassionate Physician" award. She continues to enrich her education with the exploration of mind and body medicine.
As a Rabkin Fellow at the Institute, Dr. Vesel worked on developing several educational projects. One included development of a curriculum for a pediatric palliative care fellowship program, for which she recently became the director. She was also named as co-director of the Harvard Medical School course "Living with Life Threatening Illness" with Dr. Susan Block. Dr. Vesel is a faculty member of the HMS Center for Palliative Care: Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice.